OUR MISSION:The St. Martin de Porres Shrine & Institute is a Catholic ministry, sponsored by the Southern Dominican Province, USA, reaching beyond boundaries of race, class, denomination, and nationality to promote social justice, spiritual growth, and healing works.
WELCOME TO ST. MARTIN DE PORRES SHRINE & INSTITUTE! Greetings to each of you and welcome to the web site of the St. Martin de Porres Shrine and Institute. All of us here at the Shrine and Institute are very excited about what is happening through the different events that have been planned for the up coming year. We hope you might be able to join us for one or more of the events. Please take your time as you navigate the web site. There is a great deal of information that we hope you will find helpful in whatever you might be looking for. Please feel free to contact us if you need further information or have prayer requests.
DAILY MASS SCHEDULE Please join us! Mass is celebrated in The Shrine Chapel Monday through Friday at noon, and in St. Peter Church on Saturday at 5:00PM and Sunday at 8:30 & 11:00AM
ST. MARTIN SHRINE & INSTITUTE SPECIAL EVENTS (please see below)
ST. MARTIN DE PORRES SHRINE:
Dominican Father Thomas Weiland founded the Shrine of St. Martin de
Porres in Columbia, South Carolina, in 1936. Along with the Shrine, a
Church and a school were built in Columbia to serve the
African-American community. In 2001, the Shrine moved to its new home
at St. Peter Catholic Church in historic downtown Memphis.
Martin de Porres Shrine & Institute is a ministry of the Southern
Dominican Province, USA. The Shrine & Institute promotes the legacy
of St. Martin de Porres (1579-1639), patron saint of social justice in
the Catholic Church.
Be sure to check out the Institute/Events page for upcoming program information.
BLESSING OF THE PETS Saturday, November 2nd 10 AM Shrine Courtyard(Third Street entrance) Bring your pet for a special blessing and a treat as we gather around St. Martin's Fountain in the courtyard.
LECTURE SERIES & EVENTS Please check back for coming events updates
DOMINICAN GALA September 26, 2013 Felicia Suzanne's
The Dominican Community of Memphis and the Southern Dominican Province are hosting the annual Dominican Gala with a reception and silent auction on Thursday, September 26, 6:00 p.m. at Felicia Suzanne, 80 Monroe. The recipients of the annual St. Martin de Porres Award will also be presented. The funds raised from this event go directly to the education of Dominican seminarians (example: newly ordained Fr. Augustine DeArmond). Cost: $100 per person. Donations are gladly accepted. Please contact Sharon Farley at email@example.com or (901)412-2070 to make your reservations. Deadline for reservations is Thursday, September 19.
BUSY PERSON'S RETREAT Saturday, March 2nd / 9AM-Noon Coffee & Doughnuts at 8:30AM Mass at 11:30AM "Who is Your Lenten Jesus?" with Fr. John Pitzer, O.P. and Fr. Charlie LaTour, O.P. Email Sharon Farley to register - firstname.lastname@example.org
SHRINE SPONSORED TRIP: Madrid, St. Dominic & The Way of St. James June 4 - 17, 2013 The Road to Compostela is known as The Way of St. James. Since the Middle Ages, pilgrims have walked through northern Spain and beyond to Compostela, where the remains of St. James the Apostle are found.
JOHN ANGOTTI Christmas Concert Cannon Center for the Performing Arts Saturday, December 15th 7:00PM NEWS: On the program, St. Peter parishioner, Eliot Morris will be performing songs from his new Christmas CD! VIDEO CLIP
6TH ANNUAL ADULT RETREAT TO ST. MEINRAD ARCHABBEY JULY 12-15, 2012 Join Fr. John Pitzer as he leads a group via motorcoach to the beautiful St. Meinrad Monastery situated in the rolling hills of Southern Indianato enjoy a few days of peace and tranquility. You can join the monks any day at prayer or Mass in the Archabbey Church or tour the historic buildings and peaceful campus.